Fun with pattern blocks

I love it when the girls decide for themselves to pull out the math manipulatives to play with and come up with cute little designs. It’s unusual that all three of them decide to play with the same thing at the same time, but on Friday, they all decided to play with the same thing.


And for a while, it worked out fine…until of course they started to run out of pieces and started whining that so and so wouldn’t share [yes, despite what it looks like here, my kids don’t always get along :)]. Fortunately two of them went on to do something else and then my 6 year old decided to make a really…long…caterpillar.


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5 Responses to Fun with pattern blocks

  1. Rachel says:

    That looks like a lot of fun! Geometry and patterns!

  2. growinginpeace says:

    Thank you. They do seem to enjoy it.

    It tickles me to see them working together and coming up with some cute things on their own.

  3. Gault says:


    We have just started homeschooling our 3 children, and I must say that we get a lot of info and ideas from blogs like yours.

    I believe it was the best Idea we ever had to homeschool. The process of watching your children grow and learn brings back a part of our youth as parents, plus we get to learn also.

    I believe doing things like this shows what we, as parents lose as we grow older. Thanks for the great post.

  4. Natalie says:

    We just got a magnetic version of this, and Anna loves it. She also doesn’t have to share, for better or for worse. That caterpillar is pretty neat.

  5. growinginpeace says:

    Natalie –

    Sometimes I walk into a room and find the three of them playing so sweetly and it warms my heart. And sometimes, they don’t play so nice.

    And every once in a while, I see one of them do something really cute like the caterpillar that makes me go, wow!

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